Internship Opportunities at the Maine State Archives

The Maine State Archives offers unpaid internship opportunities for college credit in the summer, fall and spring semesters. 

The Maine State Archives, a bureau within the Department of Secretary of State, maintains approximately 95 million pages of official State records considered to be permanently valuable. These include bills introduced in the Legislature, Governor's Executive Council Reports, election returns, deeds to and from the State of Maine, maps from the Land Office, vital statistics, federal census records from Maine up to 1930, county court records dating back to the 1639, and military records through World War I, to list a few.

Interns will learn about the history of the State of Maine as well as its preservation and archiving practices while aiding staff members with projects such as digital archiving, conservation, cataloguing and research.  Some projects can be customized based on the student’s interest.
Applicants pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in history, library science, American studies, political science, public policy, law, archiving/museum studies and other related subjects are encouraged to apply.

Internship applicants should have a 2.5 minimum GPA and have attained undergraduate sophomore status. Send a letter explaining your interest in interning with the Maine State Archives and how it relates to your career goals, along with the application and your resume, to Maine State Archives/Internship at maine.archives@maine.gov. Applications are available on the Maine State Archives website and are accepted on a rolling basis for the upcoming semester.

Intern Application (doc)